Originally Posted by webtender
Hi thanks for the response. They have mod_rewrite installed on the server...that's not the issue. It's that it's not logical nor can the processor process thousands of rewrites in the httpd.conf file nor in the .htaccess file.
In the httpd.conf file, your rewrite rules will get mapped in a similar way when Apache is started and after that you won't suffer a performance hit on pageloads.
Also you may not need thousands of different directives, some rules can be written in a couple of lines that effect thousands of pages. It just depends on what your trying to do exactly. For instance the other week i redirected a 285,000 page website to a new URL when it underwent a name change just by doing:
So anyone who went to oldsite.com/somepage.php landed at newsite.com/somepage.php
If you let us know what URL structure your rewriting from and to, your .htaccess may only be several lines to accomplish the task.